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[audio]2 + 2 = What?! -- Groks Science Show 2012-12-05 - Forrest Gulden and Joanna Rowell
You don't need to be a scientist to know that the Earth is round or that 2 + 2 = 4. So why are some scientific discoveries, like the geologic age of the Earth, discounted by so many people? On this episode, Dr. Phil Plait, Slate's "Bad Astronomy" blogger, joins us to discuss how science is presented in the media and why people sometimes believe very strange things.
Keywords: Phil Plait; Science; Media; Rubio; Astronomy; Groks; Politics
Downloads: 2,481
[audio]Weather Maths -- Groks Science Show 2013-03-20
Humans have wanted to know tomorrow's weather for as long as there have been todays. Only in the last few centuries, however, have we begun making mathematically sound attempts to forecast the weather. Dr. Ian Roulstone joins us to discuss his book, Invisible in the Storm: The Role of Mathematics in Understanding Weather. We discuss the history of mathematics in weather forecasting, data assimilation, and the general applicability of those mathematics to other fields.
Keywords: Weather; Ian Roulstone; Groks Science Show; meteorology; climate; Invisible in the Storm; John Norbury; data assimilation
Downloads: 1,838
[audio]Weather Prediction -- Groks Science Show 2004-12-15 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Weather prediction can be notoriously unreliable. But, one publication has been doing it with 80% accuracy since 1792, "The Old Farmer's Almanac".
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 3,400
[audio]Web 2.0 -- Groks Science Show 2013-01-09 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
What does it take for a website to keep growing? What makes a social network sticky? On this program, Terry Chay discusses social networks, viral marketing, and the Obama campaign.
Keywords: social networks, viral marketing, Obama, ads
Downloads: 1,515
[audio]Wes Boyd - MoveOn.org [DigiDemo 2004] - Wes Boyd
[Full title: MoveOn: Bringing Ordinary People Back into Politics] In five short years, MoveOn.Org has become one of the largest and most effective advocacy organizations in the world, with more than two million members and a unique bottom-up style that allows the members to set the organization's priorities. MoveOn is working to bring ordinary people back into politics. With a system that today revolves around big money and big media, most citizens are left out...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; Digital Democracy 2004
Downloads: 274
[audio]Westinghouse Science Competition -- Groks Science Show 2003-11-12 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The Siemens Westinghouse competition brings high school students together to compete in scientific research projects. The winners receive large scholarships and recognition. We talked with participants and organizers about this unique event.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 3,314
[audio]WHO and Taiwan -- Groks Science Show 2006-05-17 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
All countries are eligible for membership into the World Health Organization (WHO) with one notable exception. On this program, Dr. Julin Tang and Dr. Sophia Yen discussed Taiwan's efforts into joining this health organization.
Keywords: science; world health
Downloads: 3,425
[audio]Why Birds Sing -- Groks Science Show 2005-05-25 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Why do birds sing? The scientific exploration of bird song has uncovered many underlying biological mechanisms, and the aesthetic beauty of their music continues to fascinate scientists and musicians alike. On this program, Prof. David Rothenberg discussed why birds sing.
Keywords: Science
Downloads: 4,269
[audio]Wikinomics -- Groks Science Show 2007-09-05 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Collaboration in business is important for the development of ideas and products. Technological innovations are facillitating this process. On this program, Don Tapscott discussed Wikinomics, how mass collaboration is changing business.
Keywords: science; wikinomics; economics; collaboration
Downloads: 6,405
[audio]Wikipedia, Brick by Brick - Jason Scott
"Wikipedia, Brick by Brick" (sometimes referred to as "Brickapedia"): Presentation by Jason Scott at Notacon 4 in Cleveland, Ohio on April 27, 2007. Focuses mostly on the exploitable nature of open collaborative systems on Wikipedia, where the use of several methodologies allow manipulation of articles and policy. Touches briefly on the Essjay Controversy, where a 24 year old user of Wikipedia was able to successfully present himself as a multi-doctorate professor of divinity for multiple years...
Keywords: Wikipedia; Jason Scott; Jimbo Wales; Teddy Bear
Downloads: 1,863 3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars3.50 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]Wildlife Conservation -- Groks Science Show 2006-03-22 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Preserving wildlife populations that are displaced or actively diminished by human activity remains essential for maintaining biodiversity. Nowhere is this more evident than in Africa, where many wildlife species are being driven to extinction by human activity. On this program, Paul Raffaele discussed wildlife preservation in Africa.
Keywords: science; conservation; wildlife
Downloads: 5,879
[audio]William H. Janeway: Alternative Venture Models [ETCON2004] - William H. Janeway
[Full title: Alternative Models of the Venture Investing Process] Most IT start-ups are product-driven: the goal is to deliver an innovative product to a defined market. The conventional venture capital model - multiple funding rounds, multiple investors per round - evolved to address the operational risks of this sort of venture. But failure to execute operationally is not the only source of risk; every venture is also subject to volatility in the price and availability of capital due to the vo...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; ETCON 2004
Downloads: 347
[audio]Willpower Instinct -- Groks Science Show 2012-02-29 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
Although willpower is often viewed as a personality trait of great fortitude and resilience, new research is showing the neurobiological basis for willpower. On this program, Dr. Kelly McGonigal discussed the willpower instinct.
Keywords: science; technology; willpower; psychology; groks
Downloads: 2,853 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Windley, Chapman and Stotesbury - Electronic Voting [DigiDemo2004] - Windley, Chapman and Stotesbury
[Full title: Electronic Voting and Transparency] The vote counting problems of the election in 2000 created much interest in improved voting systems. The natural inclination of many technologists would be to apply computer technology to the problem, but whether this can be done in a reliable and trustworthy way is a controversial subject. Many respected computer scientists don't think it can be done at all...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; Digital Democracy 2004
Downloads: 254
[audio]Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann @ WOS 3 - Audio - WOS3 StreamTeam
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Free Search Engines Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann Project Lead, Search Engine Lab, Regional Computing Center for Lower Saxony, University of Hannover
Keywords: Wizards of OS 3
Downloads: 364
[movies]Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann @ WOS 3 - Video - WOS3 StreamTeam
Wizards of OS 3. The Future of the Digital Commons Panel: Free Search Engines Wolfgang Sander-Beuermann Project Lead, Search Engine Lab, Regional Computing Center for Lower Saxony, University of Hannover
Keywords: free software; free content; free infrastructure
Downloads: 328
[audio]Wonderous Universe -- Groks Science Show 2011-07-27 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
The universe is a large and mysterious place. How did it begin? How will it end? And, what are the steps along the way? On this program, Prof. Brian Cox discussed the wonders of the universe.
Keywords: science; universe; cosmology; astronomy; groks
Downloads: 2,867
[audio]Worst Science -- Groks Science Show 2005-08-03 - Charles Lee and Frank Ling
While science often strives to reveal the best elements of nature, it often can reveal the worst. On this program, Mark Frauenfelder discussed some of the world's worst.
Downloads: 4,112
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